Thursday, May 12, 2016

Impressionist Backyard

Yes, the lawn is full of dandelions.  No, I'm not going to do anything about it.  (Pictures taken through window;  I can't walk on grass any more.)  I don't want chemicals, and when  the crew descends with those big riding mowers, they probably bring seeds from other people's yards anyhow.
The veronica is a lovely light blue, more vivid than it appears in this picture.  There's even some little pink stuff,  and I tell myself the  effect is sort of Monet's Giverny.
 I won't feel this complacent, of course, when those dandelions start seeding out into puffballs -- there's the first one, just starting, over on the right side now.


  1. Nice! Few would look at a suburban backyard in that light! But you are correct!

  2. Glad you're enjoying your Impressionist yard as I'm enjoying mine. And I tell folks that I'd rather have dandelions, beneficial insects, and songbirds than none of the above plus some form of cancer caused by pesticides.

  3. The Powers That Be in our ecological field tell us that you should NOT pull dandelions, as they are one of the first sources of nectar for early emerging bees! So, good on you for being Yellow and Proud!